Well, NewsBusters has it from Chris Matthews. I don’t think this statement could be any more clear.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Yeah, well, you know what? I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work, and I think that –
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Is that your job? You just talked about being a journalist!
MATTHEWS: Yeah, it is my job. My job is to help this country.
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SCARBOROUGH: Your job is the make this presidency work?
MATTHEWS: To make this work successfully. This country needs a successful presidency.
Now let me see if I’ve got this correct – the job of a reporter/commentator for the MSM is to make sure that the Obama Administration is successful? Really?
I’d love for Chris Matthews (he of the tingly leg) to tell me to whether it was his job to see to it that the Bush Administration was successful? Wouldn’t that have helped the country? Didn’t his biased coverage – and the strenuous effort of certain MSM outlets to undercut George W. Bush even before he was inaugurated – constituted a failure of Matthews and the rest of the MSM to do its job?
Or does Matthews personally (or his employers) get to decide what presidents are permitted to be successful and which should be targeted for failure, and therefore slant the coverage accordingly?
Does such a position not undermine the notion of an independent, objective media that we are regularly told is supposed to exist in this nation? Indeed, doesn’t Matthews’ position actually demonstrate that those of us who have claimed that the MSM has a bias were correct in our assessment?
H/T Hot Air